Cult Bag

Oct 26, 2008

I found this video on youtube and it shows what goes on at the atelier hermes where they make those 10,000 (gasp!) bags. I tell you, i'm falling in love with them already. New criteria for PH's out there (prospective husband, as borrowed from the book, Bergdorf Blondes), he must be able to buy me this bag, haha. Just joking of course guys, lest you think i'm a very selfish girl.

"It's not a bag, it's a Birkin"


Birthday Gifts

Oct 23, 2008

I haven't actually received tons, just one, very special one. People really do try giving you gifts that reflect what you're most deliriously happy about. In the bf's case, he bought me an earring and necklace set with crystals. Aww. He really thinks I am a jewelryhag more than anything else haha. I haven't took photos yet but it's cute.




MY gift for myself consisted of two bottles to be exact. We went to the mall after my birthday lunch to pick up some things and I passed by the perfume counter and cha ching! Perfumes!




The perfume on the blue box is Tartine et Chocolat by Givenchy. It is originally marketed to (rich) children and is presently found on upscale children's boutique. It was supposedly a very hard fragrance to find. I actually saw this during the weekend sale but i was in a hurry to get home. Tsk, when something nice goes on sale, grab it hehe. So when I bought this, I paid full price (silly me). The perfume has this citrusy and powdery scent that is great for everyday. If I ever have children, I'd douse them with this perfume.


The perfume on the orange box is Mandarin Jasmine by The Gap. It was on sale at 40% off so i tried sniffing some. I thought immediately of buying it but two perfumes seem indulgent noh? Upon meeting up with my grandma, she commented that it was very fragrant and it really seemed to stick to my skin. I have a problem with scents sticking on my skin, they seem to evaporate after minutes. So I went back and it was true love. Jewelry+Perfume= a very happy girl. And this is what I wore today:



Thrifted dress and Nine west shoes. Don't mind the hair please

What i shopped recently

Oct 22, 2008

I went to the sale season and it was crazy! Who said there was a recession? People were snatching products left and right and you could barely walk without bumping into another person.


Anyway, I went up to the third floor where things are saner. Went to red tag and they had new nine west stocks! and look at what i found:





Isn't it cute? I've been looking for a pair like this in ages and all was in black. Which is't exactly what you need when you don't have long legs (heehee). Anyway, when I tried this on, the color blended right into my skin tone and they're surprisingly comfortable.




I found also this Stella Mccartney dress which looks deceptively simple in front:






Sorry, it's kinda wrinkled. But the back of the dress has surprises in store:



You can't see it from the picture but the ruffles drape gracefully in your back. Very dramatic. I don't know whether to wear it today, it's my birthday (hehe) but it's a wee bit formalish for here where I live. Will post pics if ever.

Lilac

Oct 18, 2008

Goodness, just when i am all in a tizzy finding the right curtains for the house for the holiday season, this pictures came and i love it:



(fashionologie.com)

I am so inspired! and a bit jealous too. Who knew lilac could be so nice and not cloying to look at? Will definitely buy new curtains and bedsheets. Jessica Stam, you have a good decorator

Sale Season

t's the pre-christmas sale season and my heart is a-fluttering! I haven't found the perfect dress yet to wear on my birthday next week.I'm kinda thinking that what you wear that day wil generally set the mood of your whole year (hehe, foolish me). This Prada dress im eyeing for such a long time has only a size 2 left. Poor me. Where have all the sizes 4 gone?


(designerfix)


So i have an excuse for going to the sale season. Tomorrow is Sunday, the last day of the sale. Im going to a mountain city where they have a popular mall chain and hope i can find something there. My salvation now rests in the Red Tag boutique where they have a clearance sale on Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange, Jessica and Nine West shoes. Red Tag, do you have something for me? :) If not, then will have to settle with this (also Prada) dress that is colorblock. The only thing I'm hesitating about is its fabric, rayon, which is not exactly cool on your skin. An uncomfortable dress ruins everything i think.



What do you think? Give this dress a go?

Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point

Oct 16, 2008


We drove around after eating dinner, looking for a place to just lounge by and drink a glass of wine or two. We tried to go on this former airbase which is now a beautiful hotel (Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point) that was patterned after Santorini, Greece. And boy, it was such an amazing hotel that I am planning to go back as soon as I got home. And the nice thing is, it's just two hours from where I live.





The Lobby of the hotel with its big dome like the ones found in Santorini


The Santorini Lounge Bar. It looks so much better in real life, promise



Since we went there after a huge dinner from midway grill, we had the house wine and the panna cotta. Nicely plated and delicious too. It was night so we didn't see the vista,but we were dining in this huge terrace overlooking the sea. Maybe I'll go back and see, it must be incredibly amazing to dine there in sunlight.



And this is what I wore. Since it's beach country, flip flops are de rigeur and I had hesitations at first because the hotel might have a dress code. But it was all casual chic/formal beach chic there, the older set having this summery dresses with killer shoes. If you are driving through La Union, I highly recommend you to at least dine there.



(Thrifted dress, Burberry Scarf, Nine West bag, Havaianas)

A lovely vacation

My weekday vacation started out with a rainy day. Nonetheless, I proceeded to drive to the surfing capital of the north to have some rest and relaxation. Not that surfing is relaxing, it's hard on the chests really, but just being in the beach restored my spirits.





BTW, the girl is not me hehe. This is the terrace overlooking the sea where you could order drinks and food. Very nice area to lounge in.








Clubhouse sandwiches with fries for a post surf snack. The fries are superb.





The observation deck is in the far left while umbrellas shield you from the sun while one can watch the more advanced surfers at the beach in front.









Another day

Oct 13, 2008

It's monday and there are tons of work and errands to do. I need a dress that would take me from a very casual setting like my work place and can also take me respectably, let's say, like a bank. The obvious dress for me would be one that would be color black, very easy to mix and match with accessories and shoes and bags and whatever.


Note to self: should buy a digital camera! . My pictures from my phone are really bad and crappy.


please ignore the face hehee :) too busy wondering of the dress look good. now what i like about this dress is the collar. One can wear it in three different ways to make it look different. Bang for your buck huh?




Thrift finds

Oct 12, 2008

I was really late for an appointment finding the right outfit. Dress or jeans? Heels or flats? My room looked like a battlefield of clothes already. And since I cancelled already, I decided to go thrift shopping to fatten my closet and ease the guilt.







First dress, an 80's vintage dress. I love, love the color. Such a nice pink and sophisticated at the same time. The belt has a gold leaf design and the skirt electrically pleated.



This dress has a very thin skirt, almost like its an under wear. It's perfect for the hot weather here. I will just have to wear something underneath the skirt to prevent it from looking obscene.


Third dress is has a hood at the back but has crochet details on the front to soften the look. Very versatile. Now if i can only find something black to wear underneath it to keep the crochet details from peeking my front heehe.





Oops

Oct 6, 2008

Oops! I totally mispelled Monique Lhuillier in the post "Birthday Suit". My apologies

birthday suit


Been surfing the net for some dresses I can wear for my birthday. It 's about two weeks from now and even if i am as busy as hell, I want to look beautiful (hehee). After all, we only get to celebrate once a year and have an excuse to wear what you want. Here are my top picks:


(laropabarato.multiply.com)

I don't know which designer is this from but I found this from an online shop who could reproduce this exactly. I haven't tried their services yet but I would certainly like to order. The bright red skirt looks appealing and I like bows anyway.



(designerfix.multiply.com)

Moschino dress with a floral embroidered neckline. Pretty and classy but the problem is that it looks similar to my other dresses. And the neckline makes it a memorable dress so I won't justify its price by wearing it often. But what the heck, it's pretty anyway. Still available in my size, 4.


(bocouture)

This top is from a local designer with whom I had ordered a piece before. All of his pieces are very structured and feminine at the same time. What I like about this piece is the one shoulder cut and ruffled front. Nice color too. Reminds me of what Kristen Bell wore to a Monnique Lhuillier store opening.

Dress up your ears

Oct 1, 2008

Of all the accesories, my favorite are earrings. The right pair can set off the dress you're wearing and will frame the face beautifully. I received today my multi colored tourmaline earrings and they sparkle prettily. Sorry i have no pics because the camera's conked out. Promise I'll post them later. I have this "wanting-more" mood right now and surfing vivre for some wonderful stuff. I swear I love vivre.com and if i only live in the US, i'd be broke by now :)



Now, let's see what's nice shall we?



Erickson Beamon crystal drop earrings at $475. Beautiful eh? And crystals are apparently not cheap. Perfect for weddings and black tie affairs. Although if you're like me, I wear them sometimes in the mall :(


Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise earrings at $165. Very nice color combination and is guaranteed to be eye-catching.

(photo credits: vivre.com)

Emerald cut citrines by Bounkit for Vivre. Very classy don't you think? It would pair with almost anything and has understated elegance. At $225

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